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Re: [tlug] Re: Piping stderr?

>>>>> "Jiro" == Jiro SEKIBA <> writes:

    Jiro>  So I believe I18N software can satisfy both people who
    Jiro> don't want I18N and people who want.  Isn't it nice?

But we're not talking about I18N software.  We're talking about
"multibyte patches."

Software should be written to be general, with as little dependency on
external text representation as possible, and the I18N facilities
should be provided by robust, specialized libraries.[1]  The usual
"multibyte patches" are exactly the opposite; they provide specific
facilities in idiosyncratic ways in each application.

This has cost the Emacs, Ghostscript, Pine, ... communities in Japan

[1]  This is what Mule tries to do, but unfortunately it's not
generalized outside of Emacs Lisp.

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